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A Zika Infographic – Pictures don’t solve everything?

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this infographic from CNN                   I’ll kick it off with an observation. Critique #1  “101” is a reference to introductory college courses.  So if you haven’t gone to college, or aren’t familiar with course level numbers this is rather …

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A Zika Infographic – Pictures don't solve everything?

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this infographic from CNN                   I’ll kick it off with an observation. Critique #1  “101” is a reference to introductory college courses.  So if you haven’t gone to college, or aren’t familiar with course level numbers this is rather …

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When Ebola protocols are “disrespected”

It’s Tuesday.  The day after a Texas nurse is diagnosed with Ebola. The day before the news tells us that a second healthcare worker is likely infected. It’s a warm day and four gregarious HS seniors, young black women, indulge me as I interrupt their animated talk about some celebrity’s breakup. They’re on their way …

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When Ebola protocols are "disrespected"

It’s Tuesday.  The day after a Texas nurse is diagnosed with Ebola. The day before the news tells us that a second healthcare worker is likely infected. It’s a warm day and four gregarious HS seniors, young black women, indulge me as I interrupt their animated talk about some celebrity’s breakup. They’re on their way …

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Primates, genus and the Congo: Who is CDC writing for?

More… Language Acting Badly Today, I’m taking top tier headline news about Ebola to see how easy or difficult it is for the public to find understandable information from trusted sources.   Here’s a quick health literacy load analysis of the first 2 paragraphs of what the public encounters at the CDC website’s primary landing page …

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